Category: Chrome OS

The first trade show of the year is the CES 2014 which will be held at Las Vegas on Jan 7. CES has been the traditional trade show that see big brands announce their new products for the year.

In the upcoming year, we should see some new gadgets and technologies surface.

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One of the interesting aspect is the wearable technology. We are not talking about appareals but watches, glasses etc.

In 2013, we have seen Sony Smart Watch, Galaxy Gear but they seem to be not matured products. Competitors are coming out with cheaper alternatives that will work across platforms other than Android. One of such alternative is the Neptune Pine, it is an android smartphone in a watch, not just subsidiary bluetooth device for your smartphone.

We should also be seeing more 64 bit processors from various players after Apple iPhone 5S is the first to embrace 64 bit computing for smartphones. Qualcomm, nVidia and Broadcom should be announcing some new 64 bit processors in the upcoming CES.

LG already has some big plans for 2014. It has already indicated that they will be showing off the LG Chromebase, a Celeron powered AIO which will probably kill a lot of competitors out there.

They will also be shownig the largest LG 4K Curved TV set and the LG G Flex. Just in case you are not aware, the LG G Flex is already on sale in Singapore.

China phone maker might show off Oppo N1 and Meizu might throw in some surprises.

Are you excited ? What other interestnig products will be shown at CES 2014 ?

LG TO INTRODUCE WORLD’S FIRST ALL-IN-ONE CHROMEBASE AT CES 2014

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With Full HD IPS Display, Chrome OS Computer Offers an Intuitive, Hassle-free User Experience

SEOUL, Dec. 18, 2013 — LG Electronics (LG) will unveil the first-ever Chromebase, an all-in-one computer powered by the Google Chrome operating system at next month’s 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The LG Chromebase (Model 22CV241) offers the highly efficient Chrome operating system for a fast, simple, secure and affordable computing experience. Along with the unique OS, a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display and a raft of advanced features, this innovative new desktop computer comes packaged in a chic, space-saving design.

Simple and Easy to Use OS
The LG Chromebase all-in-one computer is underpinned by a simple yet powerful architecture and comes with several outstanding Google applications. It also serves as a gateway to tens of thousands of web apps in the Chrome Web Store, many of which work just as well offline as they do online. The LG Chromebase allows users to write emails and documents, read the latest news and ebooks, edit videos and photos and play entertaining games. The streamlined platform makes almost any task effortless and is the perfect device for taking advantage of Google products such as Gmail, Drive, Search, Maps, YouTube, Play or Google+ Hangouts. The LG Chromebase also offers robust built-in security, employing multiple layers of protection to keep users’ information safe. Moreover, with automatic built-in updates, Chrome OS reduces the hassle of manually having to conduct maintenance on the computer.

“Simple to operate for all types of users, the award-winning LG Chromebase computer represents the successful combination of simplicity, power and great design,” said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT Business Division at LG Electronics. “LG Chromebase is the wave of the future for desktops, expected to be widely adopted not only at home, but especially in schools, hotels, call centers and other business settings.”

Brilliant Full HD IPS and More
With excellent hardware in a minimalistic package, the LG Chromebase reflects the power and simplicity of the Chrome operating system. Ideal for both personal and business use, the versatile computer features a 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display that delivers accurate color reproduction, stunning contrast and an impressive 178-degree viewing angle. The processing power of the fourth-generation Intel CPU enables the LG Chromebase to handle web apps, games and graphics with ease. The versatile computer also incorporates a 1.3 megapixel webcam and a microphone for easy video calling. What’s more, this AIO computer delivers clear and powerful sound and music through a pair of built-in 5W speakers.

“LG’s Chromebase is an exciting new form factor that expands the options available to customers who want a fast, simple and secure computing experience for the home, school or office,” said Caesar Sengupta, vice president of product management, Google. “LG Electronics makes great devices that customers love, and we’re glad to welcome them to the Chrome family.”

Visitors to LG’s booth at CES 2014 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) will have the opportunity to see this unique product for themselves from Tuesday, January 7 through Friday, January 10.

Specifications and Features
- Processor: Intel Celeron CPU
– Operating System: Chrome OS
– Display: 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS
– Memory: 2 GB
– Storage: 16GB iSSD
– Ports: HDMI-in, USB 2.0 x 3, USB 3.0 x 1, LAN
– Accessories: Keyboard, Mouse, Cable Organizer
– Webcam: 1.3 M 720 HD

Google Chromebook pixel goes on sale for USD 1299 onward, will you buy one? Belo are the specs

The Google Chromebok PIxel comes with a 12.85″ high res screen with resolution of 2560×1700. It has a Gorilla Glass multi touch screen and it weighs 3.3lbs and 0.64″ thin.

The device comes with 1TB Google drive online storage for 3 years. There is a LTE version of the device priced at USD 1449. The WIFI edition is at USD 1299.

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Digitimes reports that Taiwanese manufacturers – Acer, ASUS, Japanese Sony and Korea’s Samsung are ready to launch their Chrome OS based notebooks featuring Intel or NVIDIA processors at ComputeX Taipei 2011. They come in 10 to 12 ” screen either with Chrome OS or Dual boot configuration (Dual OS).

The Acer and Asustek’s Chrome OS or dual-OS notebooks will have a chance to see prices below US$300 to separate them from the tablet PC market which has a price range above US$499. Meanwhile, Sony’s new 11.6-inch Chrome OS notebook reportedly will adopt Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor to help its battery longevity reach above eight hours.

- Google TV to launch in US this autumn, worldwide in 2011

– CEO says new Chrome OS to run tablet computers

– Tablet partnerships to be announced later this year

According to Reuters news, Google will launch its service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, said it’s CEO Eric Schmidt.

Google TV will allow full internet browsing via the TV and it will be free. Google will work with a variety of programme makers and electronics manufacturers to bring it to consumers.

Sony last week had agreed to have Google TV on it’s TV sets and Samsung is looking into it. This come as a challenge to Apple TV which was announced just earlier.

On the tablet front, the Galaxy Tab is powered by Android 2.2. Google on the other hand is pushing Google’s Chrome OS (due to be launched soon) for the tablets.

Reuters mentioned that Google expects to release its Chrome computer operating system in the “late fall”, a top executive said on Wednesday, as it aims a competitive strike at rival Microsoft’s Windows.
The Chrome system will designed initially to work on laptop PCs, Sundar Pichai, Google’s head of the Chrome project told reporters at the Computex PC show.

“We will be selective on how we come to market because we want to deliver a great user experience,” he said. “We’re thinking on both the hardware and software levels.”

Google is seeking to challenge the dominance of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which currently runs on more than 90 percent of all personal computers currently.

Microsoft on Thursday waved off Google’s efforts to develop an open source operating system, saying that software developers would have to create different versions of the same application for different brands.

Pichai disputed that contention, saying the similarity in the base core would mean software companies would not have to develop a new version for Chrome.

“Chrome OS is one of the few future operating systems for which there are already millions of applications that work,” Pichai said. “You don’t need to redesign Gmail for it to work on Chrome. Facebook does not need to write a new app for Chrome.”

Open source software allows tech companies such as Acer to develop their own versions of the software using the skeleton provided by Google to fit their own needs, and its presentation may differ between brands.

The Chrome operating system will be centred around the web browser, with all software including high-end applications such as those used in photo and video editing housed in external servers known as a cloud.

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ASUS Gives Visitors a Look into Tomorrow at Computex 2010
Extends Lead in Cloud Computing and Gaming Arenas with Industry-changing
Eee Pad, Eee Tablet, Garmin-Asus A10 Smartphone and a Host of ROG Innovations

[Taiwan, Taipei, 31 May 2010] ASUS’ leadership in innovation and design will once again be underlined at this year’s Computex exhibition in Taipei, where the homegrown IT giant is set to showcase a wide range of products across five major categories: cloud computing, gaming, enthusiast PC components, multimedia and green computing.

ASUS Cloud Computing Solutions: Accessing Data Anywhere and in Real Time has Never Been this Easy

As the leader in cloud computing, ASUS offers the broadest spread of cloud-connected devices with on-the-fly data and multimedia sharing capabilities that consumers need in this age of interconnectedness.

Without question the foremost cloud computing device that will be on show at Computex 2010 is the ASUS Eee Tablet, one of the world’s most accurate and sensitive digital note-taking devices. Sporting a 2450 dpi resolution touch screen, a built-in camera which takes high resolution photos that users can write notes on, and preinstalled with an assortment of notepad templates, the Eee Tablet provides students and mobile business professionals with everything they need to get through a day. The Eee Tablet also serves as an exceptionally competent e-reader, offering almost lag-free page turns and a paper-like display that allows users to read for long periods without eye fatigue. The Eee Tablet features USB and MicroSD connectivity for easy syncing with a PC.

Also set to steal the limelight is the ASUS Eee Pad, an ultra-slim and light yet high-performance slate device designed to provide users with a “real time, real life and real human” cloud computing experience. The Eee Pad is available in two configurations. The 12” Eee Pad EP121 is a full-featured slate computer that serves as a multimedia player, e-reader, compact PC and Internet device. Powered by a CULV Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and the Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system, it handles multitasking effortlessly, enabling users to check their email and calendars, have video conferences, and process Microsoft Word and Excel documents simultaneously. The Eee Pad EP121 offers two convenient modes of character input—an embedded virtual keyboard and a special docking station-cum-keyboard—and delivers more than 10 hours of smooth, continuous computing. Users seeking added mobility can consider the 10’’ Eee Pad EP101TC, which comes in at a mere 675g and a slim, pocket-friendly 12.2mm. The Eee Pad EP101TC runs on Windows Embedded Compact 7, a complete toolkit with the latest Windows 7-based technologies and tools that create engaging user experiences and delivers connectivity to the Windows world. It provides a familiar full-featured experience across various connected devices and cloud computing services. Users will also be able to move their favorite applications to the main desktop with ease.